I want Holy Basil Tea, please

At our Tea Tent at the Downtown Sarasota Farmer’s Market, someone asked if we had Holy Basil Tea. I was not familiar with this tea, so I did some research that you may find interesting.

Also known as the Tulsi plant, it is called ‘Holy’ and is an important symbol in the Hindu religion. Tulsi means “the incomparable one,” and the plant is worshiped morning and evening.  No Hindu household is considered complete without a Tulsi plant.

Image of the Holy Basil plant used in the Sip Locally Tea Blog by Local Tea Company

Apart from the religious significance of Holy Basil, this plant has many medicinal benefits. What is the Holy Basil Tea Benefits?

Holy Basil Tea Benefits

In Ayurvedic medicine, it is termed “the elixir of life” as it promotes longevity.  In other words, the tea has antioxidants to boost the body’s ability to fight nasty free radicals that can cause disease and aging. It is also an adaptogen that helps the body fight stress by balancing the mind, nerves, and emotions and maintains the respiratory tract’s health.

Initially, I was curious why this customer wanted this tea.  I understood the importance of this tea when I learned of its spiritual nature.  I am thrilled to know a bit more about another aspect of this beverage we love called tea.

Cheers,
The Tea Lady

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